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I ride train.

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ITT: Objectively ugly engines
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You mean 2ES5S? Well it's not very ugly, it's design is just inconsistent, it looks unfinished.

Look at the 2ES5K from which its design is derived. Looks much sleeker and more "finished", isn't it?


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That nose… what on earth were they thinking?


Being used to blunt-nosed British and European engines, I see nothing wrong here.



I agree. I am not a fan of the whole SD60/SD50 series (nearly identical bodies).


More importantly: where's the second cab?

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It's not abandoned, it's just derelict. As I recall, some guy owns it and all of the cars are for sale but he wants an exorbitant amount per car despite their terrible condition. Might be wrong, I don't really remember.



Just give it time, eventually he will die and the cars will get sold to whoever wants them and those that don't will get scrapped


God of necro posting joined the chat!



They are used for parts last I knew so they are not being horded, PCCs are a dime a dozen.

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In a move that most railfans are chalking up as Dick Anderson living up to his name, NS office car #30, the "Marco Polo," was removed from its longtime home at the end of Track 7 in Washington DC Union Station. It was parked there in ~1989 and used by NS and Amtrak for entertaining politicians and other distinguished guests. Last October, the car was plucked from its parking spot of nearly 30 years, and shuffled up to the Ivy City maintenance shops to have its brakes redone, among other repairs.

Last week, it was ferried from DC Union Station down to the NS Van Dorn Street yard in Alexandria, VA. It sat there (behind multiple barbed-wire fences, mind you) until tonight, when a lone SD40E shuffled up to Van Dorn, picked the car up, and began heading for Altoona, PA, where the car will presumably meet up with the rest of the OCS fleet and maybe have some more work done.

Picture shows the car sitting in Union Station.


Why would people think it's a "dick" move for them to move their car and keep it *gasp* behind barbed wire fence?



The "dick" move is that Amtrak evicted it from Union Station for no apparent reason.


Delta boy seems to have a personal vendetta against heritage fleet stuff. Fucker cancelled the retirement party charter that was organized for the guy who's been coordinating Amtrak's charter operations for ages.

I'm really curious to know if he's just a clueless git or if he was given the mandate to wreck Amtrak from the inside to justify selling it off.


There has been a lot of rumbling about him sabotaging Amtrak from industry press and even the previous CEO. Some actions do come across that way at least.

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>literally seconds ago
>4chan is down. Only use it dir shitty memes. Never post
>see if chans "1-3" are up not even knowing which ones exist
>1chan literally is nothing but trains
>I love trains
>I've always loved trains
>let's talk about fucking trains lads

Pic related favorite train
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Checked the file on my computer, it's been there since 2010.


Maybe it's time to re-evaluate your positions after 9 years but who am I to judge.



re-evaluate my positions?


>>6715 – Kindly explain or elide this manager-droid-speak.


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So what are the major impediments to regular HSR service at 400km/h anyway? Is it mostly a power distribution/delivery issue or is it more of a mechanical issue to do with track or train components?
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Testing if i have been banned or not((You were))


>((You were))

What? So people can get banned for testing if they have been banned? :o


No, I'm guessing he was banned for being a shitposting idiot.


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>Jokes on us, he was only pretending to be retarded

Normal train service has (hopefully) been restored.


Yup. I asked him to quit doing the "necrobump" shit and explained that this is the slowest chan ever, but he kept doing it. Another admin figured that the user wasn't making any kind of redeemable contribution anyway, so adios, amigo.

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I for one welcome our new Siemens overlords.

Just announced that VIA is purchasing 32 trainsets for the Québec City - Windsor corridor.
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Yeah, and totally fuck themselves over like CAT did by shuffling EMD production around to non-union shops while shedding workers with years of experience in the process.
Besides, Siemens doesn't have the wiggle room to fuck around like EMD did between 2012-2015. If they deliver to lemons to VIA or Amtrak they're guaranteed to become a pariah like Boeing did after the LRV nightmare and to get pushed out of the NA market or at the very least to become another marginal player like CAF.




Even if everyone hates these, they don’t look half bad imo. They actually look cool. It’s kind of like a replacement for the Bombadier LRC. (I mean the LRCs looked cool and all, but to be real. 95 MPH??? Yeah. Even the first VT 11.5 was faster.) Can’t wait to see it being used. How fast does it go?

Side note: I think the chargers on amtrak’s Roster should be painted like this, the current one for the chargers is just an eyesore, and don’t forget it’s the Siemens paint job just with the Amtrak’s Midwest logo slapped on it.


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Forgot to include the paint job I said about above


Based on VIA's proposal for a 'new' corridor north of the existing Quebec-Windsor corridor (to be mostly made up of reactivated segments of RoW) they're probably going to be geared for 125.

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whats your favorite amtrak locomotive? (excluding traInsets)
mines the F59PHi or HHP-8
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Dees bad boys. I hardly get to see them anymore. When I do it's either the Pennsylvanian flashing by or traveling to see family. So yeah, in a see of ACS-64s, I choose the P-42.


Why is that MoW guy holding up a red whistle board thing?


Yeah. Necrobumped


FYI I made this lol


Thank you and goodbye Evangelion bullet train
May 13, 2018 Lastrun (T_T)
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It is about two months to see this figure …
Ha ha! I have neither ridden yet!



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Hello Kitty Bullet Train Debuts This Summer!







I, for one, welcome our new Satanic overlord

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